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  • Mass Market Paperback: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Tor; Reprint edition (26 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765364301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765364302
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 622,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The book is a solid read from start to finish and I wholeheartedly recommend it.' --Death by Robots

'It sets a high bar for future video game literature... You're able to enjoy Martyr without any prior knowledge of the Dead Space series [but] those after Dead Space's horror won't be disappointed.' --Xboxer360.com

'A good horror novel, well constructed and written.' --Sci-Fi Online

'Certainly recommended, especially for fans of all things Dead Space.' --Thumb Culture

'Dead Space: Martyr is hard to fault.' --Electronic Theatre

'A great compliment to the other mediums of the Dead Space franchise.' --Games Relay

'Dead Space: Martyr is a must read.' --Daily Joypad

'A great compliment to the other mediums of the Dead Space franchise.' --Games Relay --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York's top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By majorlynch on 18 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
Most of the book sets the scene for the horrors that will occur, and does so quite well.
Some characters are given a rich back story and most characters have at least some depth.
Rather then a book where awful things happen for no reason you are placed into the mind of the characters where they're unusual actions are explained, at least to themselves.

I was genuinely spooked by the tale, which is written in a suspenceful way where the initial build-up was very satisfying.
There is some humour here also and the characters interactions seem very real, so genuine in fact that when the action does start you'll notice that you're looking forward to the next conversation.

This tale would not be as fast paced as the game, where you are immediately into the action.
This is more like the Dead Space comic, where things start normal and gradually get horrific

An enjoyable experience that really drew me in.

I would recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nuno Martins on 24 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
Every fan of the Dead Space series (games, movies and comics) should read this paperback. It's very well adapted into the franchise universe and explains (in a very intelligent way I may say) the origins of the black marker and the genesis of the unitology church and Robert Altman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kieran G on 20 July 2011
Format: Paperback
I shall keep this short.

From the start to the finish, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. while its not scarey (can a book even be scarey?) and not too infused with sci fi like The Halo books. It treads the line of both, expanding the story and doing it very well.

Its not as good as Halo: The Fall of Reach but still pick it up, tell EA you like good use of the Dead Space brand.

I look forward to the next novel with eagerness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ablivian on 16 Sept. 2012
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I purchased this book simply because I am a fan of the Dead Space game series and the Dead Space animated films. As the description of the book explained it answered a lot of the questions that left you thinking about after the events of Dead Space: Extraction and the first Dead Space game. A very good and gripping read, guaranteed to keep you wanting to read on right through the book.

Fantastic read and brilliantly written. 9/10
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The story basically covers the finding of the first marker and its mechanics and consequences, which is actually a lot more interesting than just, "its an evil marker and spits out a few necromorphs",you will also get an insight into the origins of unitology. Some elements are actually quite clever and interesting to the point that I have no idea why it was left out of the actual game.

This is not like other books written for games though. The only real action sequences happen in the final quarter of the book, so if you are looking for cover to cover limb cutting, blood spraying action you will be disappointed, again to the point where I am surprised they released this book as I am sure 90% of the actual games target audience would be bored within the first 80 pages of inaction, also in comparison to most books and series in this type of genre this book is rather simplistic, so if you have not actually played the game, I would certainly give this a miss.

In conclusion, if you have played deadspace and are interested in learning a little of the mechanics of the marker and the origins of unitology then grab this book and have a short but fun read, if you want deadspace the book...look else where.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 22 May 2011
Format: Paperback
I have only recently started to read this book but by god does it suck you in about the the findings of the markers and the founder of unitology micheal Altman and his humble beginnings as a mere scientist before the nightmares and the finding of the black Marker and the powers it contains
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Stenhouse on 27 April 2011
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short chapters and interesting story (it dont happen as they want you to beleive it did) make it a good book to read on dinner in work on bus or train ride must own for dead space fans
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The first 1/2 or 2/3's of this novel are as good as any main stream horror novel, with lots of plot intrigues, believable characters acting rationally in difficult circumstances and an underlying sense of dread developing as the pages begin to rack up. The last part of the story is weaker, as it's gets a bit 'gamey' and for a while it almost becomes a description of what the dead space gameplay involves and therefore quite tedious, but it's worth persevering to get the full picture of how it all began. I'd definitely recommend if you liked the games enough to read all of the text logs whilst playing.
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